Dynamically Add Content to Windows Azure Application Roles

In a previous post I introduced the concept of Role Content Folders and how they can be used to deploy additional content (e.g. configuration files, runtime components, etc.) to the virtual machine for a Windows Azure application role.  That post was written from the perspective of a developer working within Visual Studio and works great…

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Transform Windows Azure Service Model Files During Packaging

The latest versions of the Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio have the ability to maintain multiple versions of the Service Configuration (.cscfg) file.  The developer is then prompted to select the version to accompany a deployment, whether it’s going to Windows Azure or the development fabric (i.e. the emulator).  However, sometimes a developer needs…

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Ignore Validation Warnings when Packaging a Windows Azure Application

When a package fails to deploy to Windows Azure (or deploys but its roles fail to start properly) it can be difficult to determine what went wrong.  In many cases, these failures often happen before the diagnostics agent has had a chance to startup and help identify the issue.  A lot of these failures are…

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Add Files to your Windows Azure Package using Role Content Folders

Windows Azure applications often need to package and deploy additional content.  This could be advanced configuration files such as the diagnostics.wadcfg for the Diagnostics plugin.  It could also be scripts and binaries that modify the virtual machine to which a role is deployed, such as installing additional runtime components.  In any case, prior to the…

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